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On Monday, remember those who took duty seriously

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Last updated 5/21/2020 at 10:51am



By JOHN McCALLUM

Managing Editor

Monday is Memorial Day.

By tradition, it’s the 152nd anniversary of the day set aside to remember those who lost their lives serving our country. I say by tradition because the first incarnation of this observance, Decoration Day, started on May 30, 1868. According to History.com, there were other, smaller observances prior, many marking the end of the Civil War.

There are three days we have set aside as official days to commemorate and recognize those who have served, and are now serving in our armed forces. Memorial Day, Veterans Day for those who served...



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